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Saturday, August 17
Paddle 4 The Pool

Start: 9 am, Check-in: 7:30 – 9 am

Predicted Time Contest for Kayaks, Canoes and SUPs (2-Mile & 4-Mile Course)

Location: Ferry Beach, Lake Charlevoix (224 Ferry Ave., Charlevoix, MI)

Cost Per Watercraft (single or double): $25 by August 9th, $35 after August 9th

Live Music by Crosscut Kings. Pigs Eatin’ Ribs Food Truck. Beach Activities.

Estimate your elapsed time and if you are the closest to your prediction, you are the winner!  No time pieces allowed on board. Everyone can enjoy this great fundraising event for the Charlevoix Area Community Pool. Stick around for prizes and awards after.  Pre-register at:

Saturday October 5
Leif Eriksson Day Row and Run

This year I would like to offer up a minor discount to the club. If any of your members use the code PADDLE at the registration you will receive $2 off the registration fee.


Registration can be found at   And attached below is description of the event.

Nathan Dean


A 1 mile boat race and 5k foot race fundraiser to celebrate the life of Leif Eriksson and the Viking way. The race takes place on October 5th, 2019 at 9am in Charlevoix, Michigan. This event is a fundraiser for Charlevoix Schools Rayder Den. The Rayder Den services Middle and High School students who are experiencing food insecurity. The Rayder Den is staffed by members of the Christ Episcopal Church, First Congregational Church, and St Mary’s Catholic Church. Participants can compete in both the row and run or just one of the events.  One mile boat race goes from Depot Beach to Ferry Beach in Charlevoix. Participants will have to bring their own kayak/canoe and wear a USCG approved life jacket. The 5k will traverse along a road course in the city of Charlevoix. Registration is $25 and includes collectible t-shirt and swag from various sponsors. Day of event registration is $30. You can purchase additional shirts for $15.

Event details and schedule

  • Event Date is October 5th, 2019

  • Row starts at 9am at Depot Beach

  • Run starts at 9am at Ferry Beach

  • Be at FERRY Beach at between 7AM-8:15AM if you are RUNNING ONLY to receive your race packet.

  • Be at DEPOT Beach  at between 7AM-8:15AM if you are doing the ROW portion to receive your race packet.

  • Please bring waiver (if you have not mailed it) 

  • Row event launches at Depot Beach.  Rowers, please have someone pick you up at Ferry Beach so as to not leave boats at Ferry Beach Park for too long.

  • Park at Ferry Beach for running event.

  • No shuttle will be available.